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Captain America: Symbol Of Truth #12

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

COLD WAR – PART TWO! White Wolf has used the power granted him by Bucky Barnes to take control of Dimension Z and unleash its creatures onto the Captains America. Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers are prepared to fight their way through the onslaught, but the Outer Circle has more stakes in this fight than our heroes realize. Can Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers agree on their priorities before they fall to this new threat? And what exactly does Bucky Barnes intend to do to Ian Rogers?

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23 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    There’s just something gratifying about seeing artwork by R.B. Silva and Jesus Aburtov. “Cold War” wouldn’t be complete without seeing the duo back again to illustrate the adventures of Sam Wilson’s Captain America. Tochi Onyebuchi also cleverly slips in some tension between Sam and Steve Rogers, which will eventually boil over in the later chapters of the event. There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of, but ultimately it succeeds in showing the different story arcs at play.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic doesn’t reveal much, just good action sequences while revealing Bucky’s power.

    It is very detailed with good action sequences and epic poses, the uniforms are illustrated with admirable accuracy and determination.

  • 95


    Short multi-comic book-spanning event stories are often a mixed-bag affair. By that I mean sometimes the pacing might be spot on or wildly off when it comes to the small number of issues, the various chapters might read quite differently with so many creators on board, and they might feel quite disconnected (which is sometimes actually part of the story), or they can work really great and smoothly with things feeling like a breeze. So far, based just upon what we get here in Captain America: Symbol Of Truth #12 we’re definitely getting a mini-event that is of the great and smooth type of feeling that I mentioned.

    That’s not a surprise since Tochi Onyebuchi has been doing fantastic work on the series this whole time just as Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly have done on its sibling series Captain America: Sentinel Of Liberty. So, putting them all together in crafting an event where they switch off chapters is a real peanut butter and jelly or peanut butter and chocolate or really peanut butter and most things situation. The pieces are great on their own but are even greater when together. I must really be craving some peanut butter right now; that’s what I get for writing this during my lunch break thinking about my favorite snack waiting at home.

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 84

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Onyebuchi crafts a great action story filled with great tension between Steve and Sam as well as Bucky and Ian. I liked the action a lot, but it didn’t have the same emotional weight as the story leading up to it. The Bucky/Ian conversation is well done and as interesting as Steve and Sam’s interpersonal conflict is, Bucky’s motivations seems to be more interesting and the cliffhanger at the end of the issue peaked my interest in the next part of the story.

    The Art: Silva delivers some great visuals in the issue and the art manages to be both exciting and emotional at moments.

  • 80


    Captain America: Symbol of Truth #12 picks up the Cold War crossover event from where part 1 left off, and once again Tochi Onvebuchi and R.B. Silva hit a home run with a book that perfectly balances the emotion and action this event needs.


    Bucky’s double agent antics heat up and the entire time he’s on panel, Silva and Onyebuchi are really skilled at how they deliver the tension of the moment. Of course one of the biggest parts of this event is seeing how Bucky’s plan will play out and how the effects of it will affect him, but the cliffhanger ending with Natasha provides a great way to hit the gas on those ideas. Bucky and Natasha have always had that super spy-esque Mr & Mrs. Smith thing going on with them and that cliffhanger ending perfectly encapsulates that. It also sets up part 3 of Cold War for the exciting reveal of how Natasha fits into this story and what her role will be in regards to Bucky’s plans — will she see through the ruse and be an ally? Or will she fall for the plan just as Steve has and position herself as his antagonist?

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

    The saga continues for our heroes with more of the epic battle in snow, followed by a sudden change of venue to the bottom of a mine shaft. And we get a glimpse into Bucky’s secret plan in joining forces with the White Wolf. Plus, a new player enters the game in a last page reveal: Black Widow. This second chapter is well done though it’s still a bit early to see how the big picture will shape up. More to come.

  • 70


    Perhaps being more in tune with Symbol of Truth would help me with this crossover. I’m just not all that invested in Dimension Z or Ian, and they are big, important parts of this story. I also didn’t read the original story where those were a factor. So this crossover feels at arms length for me, and that’s on just me. So I’m not as invested so far, but that could change. Beyond that stuff, the character work, and especially the artwork, are top notch. I enjoy the back-and-forth between Steve and Sam, with Misty and Sharon providing backup to that. And the action is awesome. Cool hero moments, big shield-focused battles, Sam on his wings adding an extra dimension. It’s all cool as hell, and helps to carry the story along.

    The interdimensional stuff kept me a bit removed from the overall story, but the character writing and the artwork keep this crossover strong.

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Captain America: Symbol of Truth #12 continues the Cold War event with fighting in the snow and heroes reacting to enemies, but without a clear plot, direction, or goal, this event is going nowhere fast.

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